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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to six.
The first individual is a male in his 40s who recently traveled internationally. He presented to an area urgent care. He is currently self-quarantined in his home. The second individual is a female in her 50s. She presented to an area hospital and is self-quarantined at home. The woman has not recently traveled, but did come in contact with a person known to have traveled to a COVID-19 affected area.
For confidentiality purposes, the health district is not releasing additional identifying information. GCHD is conducting epidemiological investigations and is working to quickly identify close contacts for both cases. The health district does not comment on case specifics, including the person’s city of residence or what businesses they may have visited.
“We’ve seen an increase in positive COVID-19 test results this past week,” said Galveston County Local Health Authority Dr. Philip Keiser. “I understand each positive case we announce may be of concern to the community, but it is important that we ramp up testing in the county so that we can identify those who are positive. That’s going to result in more announcements.”
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For more information on COVID-19, visit www.gchd.org/coronavirus. If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the GCHD information call center at 409.938.7221, option 1.